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presage

noun

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1 a feeling that something bad will happen
  • I had a nagging presage that the results of my medical tests would not be good

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2 something believed to be a sign or warning of a future event
  • the sight of the first robin is always a welcome presage of spring

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presage

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of presage (Entry 2 of 2)

to tell of or describe beforehand
  • people used to believe that a comet presaged a major event, such as the death of a king

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“Presage.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/presage. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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